Training Needs Analysis for Paper Manufacturers

training-needs-analysis-for-paper-manufacturers imageBefore you begin any training program, you should first do a training needs analysis.

If you’re new to training, maybe you don’t know what a training needs analysis is. But not to fear, because we’re about to spell it out for you here.

And even better, because a big chunk of our customer base is made up of paper manufacturers, we’ll put it in those terms. If you’re not a paper manufacturer, but you’re still interested in learning about the training needs analysis, you can still learn from this article. Or you can read this more general training needs analysis article.

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Effective Paper Manufacturing Training Programs: Better Training Through “Chunking”

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Want some great tips for creating effective paper manufacturing training materials? We just wrote an extended blog post explaining the benefits of “chunking” your training materials and giving tips of how to do it.

Click here to read the extended article on chunking.

Otherwise, if you’d like a high-level overview of chunking and then would like to see how chunking can make your paper manufacturing training materials more effective, read on below. We’ve condensed the main parts and provided some examples specific to the paper manufacturing industry and paper manufacturing training for you.

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Convergence Pulp & Paper Training Course Catalog Continues to Grow

We’re happy to announce the completion of a year-long initiative to grow the company’s library of pulp and paper industry training content

We recently added 60 more eLearning courses added to our mill employee technical training curriculum. Previous courses, also covering fundamental pulping and papermaking processes, were released in four phases during 2014. This final run of 58 courses includes titles such as “Paper Machine Refining”, “Papermaking Process Testing”, and “Bleaching Basics”, and brings the total number courses in the Convergence pulp & paper training catalog to 185. The courses aim to provide foundational knowledge to new hires or to existing employees transitioning to new jobs within a facility.

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Improve Troubleshooting Skills with Process Training

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We work with lots of companies who are continually trying to improve the efficiency of their workers, machines, and work processes. This is critical to them because they need to create more product and spend less doing it. Overseas competition has made this need even more pressing, especially since labor costs are often significantly less for companies operating in other nations.

As a result, our customers want to help their workers become more knowledgeable, skilled, capable, and efficient. One customer in particular summed up what many different customers have told me when he said “I want to help my machine operators become machine engineers.” (If you’re out there, Steve, hello–hope you’re doing well.)

When he said he wants his employees to become “machine engineers,” one of the things he means is that he wants his employees to be able to recognize and troubleshoot production problems to keep machinery operating at peak efficiency. But how can a company help their employees improve their troubleshooting skills? One way is through process training. That’s what we’ll discuss in this article.

A related article looks at the development of troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and how to how employees acquire those skills, in even more depth and detail. Don’t forget to check that one out too.

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Better Papermaking Training for New Paper Makers: Get New Employees Up to Speed Fast With Visuals

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Need to get a brand new hire with no experience in the papermaking industry trained before he or she can hit the floor on the clean up crew? Or do you want to get someone from converting ready to work on a paper machine? Or maybe you need to train workers to prepare them for a new position on the paper machine, as they move from Winder Operator to 5th Hand?

If so, papermaking friend, then this is the post for you.

 

In particular, in this article, we’ll discuss that use of visuals within your training materials for onboarding new papermakers more efficiently and effectively.

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Convergence Paper Training Catalog Continues to Grow

The new courses just keep on coming. We’re in the middle of a year-long push to produce over 200 new paper manufacturing training courses. We’re releasing about 50 new courses each quarter until the end of 2014. The first 50 courses, which include our new Introduction to Paper and Board Machines, Recausticizing Fundamentals, and Continuous Cooking Introduction courses, are available now and provide expert instruction on many complex paper manufacturing processes.

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Free Interactive Glossary of Corrugated Board Terms

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Are you in the corrugated board industry?

If so, you might find this free, downloadable, interactive glossary of terms used in the corrugated board industry interesting and valuable.

We’ve drawn all the images and definitions from our series of e-learning courses for corrugated manufacturers, which you might want to check out–it’s a cool series of courses, assuming you’re into corrugated. Which we assume you are, since you’re reading this post.

We hope you enjoy this and put it to good use.

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New Papermaking Courses Available: Black Liquor Evaporators-Equipment; Carrier Ropes-Design and Operation; Box Plant Basics-Flexo Folder Gluers; and Pulping and Papermaking Overview

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department last month. They’re all additions to our Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Box 3D animated training libraries. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, here’s how to contact us.

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New Papermaking Courses: Continuous Cooking Introduction and Wet End Chemistry – Functional Papermaking Additives

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department in August. They’re all additions to our Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Box 3D animated training libraries. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, click here.

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New Papermaking Courses Available: Black Liquor Evaporators-Principles; Box Plant Basics-Corrugators; and Carrier Ropes-Safety

Here are the new training courses created by our busy Production department in July. They’re all additions to our Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Box 3D animated training libraries. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, click here.

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New Courses Added to our Papermaking Training Library: Lime Kiln Fundamentals, Wet End Chemistry, Black Liquor Evaporators, Box Plant Equipment Basics, Corrugating Adhesives, and Box Plant Raw Materials

Here’s another update on the new training courses created by our busy Production department in June. They’re all additions to our Pulp, Paper, Tissue, and Box 3D animated training libraries. Scroll down to see short samples of each.

If you’d like to learn more about these courses or view them in a demo, click here.

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